Urban Community

  • Urban Community
    by Russell Shaw
  • I have assembled the following photographs into a series entitled, "Urban Community." It showcases the urban landscapes and the people who inhabit them across America and in a couple of other nations as well. It interests me how people of all cultures tend to gravitate toward one another and build communities, but that those communities often turn into places of decay and crime as we pack closer and closer together.

    Still, there is something distinctly beautiful about the stress that urban living has placed upon us. And I want to focus on the beauty in these urban communities.
  • London, England.
  • "Kenneth." Jackson, TN. This placed as a finalist in Photographer's Forum's 2008 "Best of Photography."
  • Jackson, TN.
  • St. Louis, MO.
  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras. This placed as a finalist in Photographer's Forum's 2009 "Best of College Photography."
  • Chattanooga, TN.
  • Atlanta, GA.
  • Jackson, TN.